In-person Finance operations are suspended until further notice. For information about student-related topics, please contact The Centre.  For Faculty or Staff related enquiries,  Finance service modifications are available on the Finance Resources COVID-19 website or you can visit our Contact Us page.

Information for Parents and Guardians of Undergraduate Students

Welcome to University of Waterloo!

Many parents and guardians want to understand how tuition and other student fees are handled at University of Waterloo either because they are the ones paying the bill, or because they just want to be sure their student keeps his/her account with Waterloo in good standing.

Privacy legislation prevents us from discussing details of your student's financial account with you without your student's permission; however, this page will give you an overview of the important information we share with your student.

If you have other questions, please check our website for more detailed information or have your student contact us.

Paying your Tuition?

If you have an account at a bank in Canada, the best way to pay your student fees is by bank payment.  If that isn’t possible, we can also accept a certified cheque, money order, or bank draft from a Canadian bank.

To make an international tuition payment, use one of our approved international payment options. These services are convenient, cheaper than a traditional wire transfer, and post quickly to your student account.  You can also pay in the currency of your choice and get a competitive exchange rate.

Don’t forget to check the date tuition is due to avoid late fees and account holds.